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Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

  • Security vendors hit by IT spending slowdown

    Security software vendors that until recently seemed immune to the broad slowdown in IT spending are now feeling the pinch, with several companies issuing warnings about deteriorating business conditions this week.

  • HP increases automation in latest OpenView software

    Hewlett-Packard last week announced new functionality for its OpenView Integrated Services Management (ISM) software, claiming it will help automate more critical operations for service providers and companies doing business over the Internet.

  • CA says it will focus on six core technology products

    Computer Associates International plans to focus on six core technology and product areas going forward, CEO Sanjay Kumar said yesterday (Monday) in the US in an address to industry and financial analysts in New York. Those areas include security, storage, enterprise management, application development tools, and visualisation and knowledge management technologies.

  • IBM adds new iSeries servers, OS upgrade

    IBM yesterday announced the release of a new version of its OS/400 operating system - the V5R1 - that it claims will significantly enhance the manageability and scalability of its long-standing iSeries line of systems, formerly known as the AS/400.

  • Microsoft plans security boost for Windows

    Microsoft wants to make Windows a much safer operating environment. The software giant yesterday announced plans to integrate new technology into upcoming versions of Windows that it claims will dramatically improve the security capabilities of the popular operating system.

  • VeriSign glitch hits Windows

    Microsoft is developing updates for all versions of its Windows operating systems, from Windows 95 forward, for a digital certificate glitch that originated at security services vendor VeriSign.

  • IBM looks to Linux to spur mainframe sales

    IBM is betting that its increasing support for Linux on mainframes, combined with the ability of those systems to run multiple data-processing workloads at the same time, will help drive big iron machines into new kinds of applications this year.

  • Analysts see rough year ahead

    Concerns over the US economy, combined with a slowdown in demand - particularly from dot-com companies and application service providers - threaten to make this a difficult year for hardware makers, analysts said.

  • Full cause of massive Internet redirection still unclear

    Some security analysts said it's still unclear what really happened last weekend when a technology glitch redirected Internet traffic meant for Web sites run by Yahoo, Microsoft and other companies to one owned by a Bermuda-based Web hosting and domain registration firm.

  • Compaq, Intel contribute to investment in Stratus

    The recent $US115 million investment made by Compaq Computer, Intel and DB Capital Partners in Stratus Technologies is part of an effort to help the maker of fault-tolerant computing systems significantly expand its market reach and presence.

  • Vendors throw $US115M into Stratus

    Compaq Computer, Intel Capital and DB Capital Partners will make a combined investment of $US115 million in Stratus Technologies, a maker of fault-tolerant computing systems.